Latest: Fake Corps Member Remanded in Prison for Forgery
Osaghae Osaigbovo, an alleged impersonator of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, was ordered by a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, on Monday, November 18th to be remanded in a correctional facility pending judgment. This order came after the defendant pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and forgery.
Osaghae was accused by Mr. Tota George, Assistant Director of NYSC Camp, Yikpata, Kwara on Nov. 8 for allegedly posing as a prospective corps member and presented a fake Batch “C”, call-up letter, with number NYSC/AUP/2019/01546. He also presented a fake registration slip and job list with forged signatures and forged notification of Higher National Diploma (HND) result of Auchi Polytechnic, in Edo. He was arrested while trying to collect an NYSC kit from the platoon inspector. Further investigation revealed that Osaghae was a notorious criminal, who specializes in forging documents.
Earlier: 95 Fake Graduates Caught By NYSC
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denounce the increasing rate of presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilization list.
It was revealed that among the last batch of corps members, 95 fake graduates were caught participating in the scheme. 60 were from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities.
This revelation was made by NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilization Workshop in Minna on Wednesday. It had been discovered that names of unqualified persons are included in the Senate/Academic Board approved list uploaded on the NYSC registration portal by some corps producing institutions.
He describe the development as very worrisome as it amounts to betrayal of trust or gross negligence which will not be tolerated, as the NYSC act prescribes a four year jail term for presentation of fake credentials for mobilisation.